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Simply Succulent = Sweet!


Succulent Bicycle Heaven

Last weekend we headed up to Mendocino for a little vacation. Before we go all crazy with posts from the botanical garden (looking super awesome right now) and the town which is pretty much exploding with blooms I wanted to call out a cool little succulent nursery we’ve never checked out before called Simply Succulent in Fort Bragg. Super friendly and knowledgeable owner Rella was happy to let me take pictures like a crazy person, and even brought me in to one her employee only Epiphyllum hoop houses to check out the amazing blooms.

Epiphyllum Awesomeness

I did a really crappy job getting the names of Epiphyllums, which shouldn’t have been the difficult considering they were written clearly in sharpie on the leaves. Never have I seen so many Epiphyllums in bloom in one place!  Fort Bragg resident Jim Goekler has been hybridizing them for years, and has shared quite a few with Renna for the public to buy. They’re amazing.

Senecio articulatus

Love this striking chalky blue Senecio, but I have to admit we did not buy a single plant on our entire trip. I think it’s a first for us.

Succulent Sculpture

Sedum Grouncover Lawn Alternatives

How cool would it be to have an entire lawn area covered in these Sedums? Rella has written an article about transforming your water hogging yard into a low water oasis in the most recent Mendocino Travel Guide.


Aeonium Forest

You gotta love mass quantities of Aeoniums grouped together. All in all, Simply Succulent is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Mendocino. Rella has an amazing assortment of awesome plants. You can check out all our pics from the nursery here.



  1. Love that Senecio articulatus! How did you guys not buy a plant…??? Teach me your ways 😉

  2. We both got jobs at plant places, and now have so many plants it’s insane.

  3. As always, I enjoy your pics. Thanks.

  4. walmart succulent nursery? hooray for me. walmart got a new shipment of plants and i bought every one of the agave desmetiana variegata. oh, the aeonium pic is much appreciated.

  5. the Senecio articulatus is gorgeous…

  6. it seems as if when i look at your pictures i become wider, more soulful, better at my craft.

  7. Love the rusty bike. This is one of many of my *dream* gardens! Btw, have you guys seen the book, “The Homebrewer’s Garden”? I haven’t, yet, only heard about it, but in my dreamy mind such a garden is growing well next to my detoxifying herb one….!

  8. How lucky you are : we don’t have so beautifull nursery in France !

  9. stunning – brought some bright to my Sunday!

  10. OH so beautiful. Makes me want to go to garden shop right this minute.

  11. That’s it. I’m really adding succulents to my collection. I’ve always accused my wife of being a closet gardener. She finally gave in and started joining me when she collected and sowed the seeds of one of my Dyckias. Our Lithops experiment is as good as a failure and she has been bugging me to get started on succulents ever since I showed her your table. I just need to find a good place for them.

  12. Wow what a great place! I would have found it too hard to leave with some plants! Hahaha!

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  14. I like the site along with the philosophy of simple is sweet! Sometime we just need to get back the basics, “Diggin” the color scheme. The top part of the webite blew me away! This is the ultimate in recycling, to take old broken palets and trun them into a table. ” Waste not Want not” your end product is beautiful.

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